Trivana News – 4 Facts and Controversies Candidates King of Thailand is ‘quirky’, King Bhumibol Adulyadej is loved was gone. Thailand was wet with tears. For the people, not just the late ruler, but the figure ‘demi-god’. It is appreciated for its efforts to help the poor.
The king also is a unifying figure, a symbol of stability in the country that are often plagued by political conflicts – that marred a number of coups and 20 constitutions turnover.
On Friday, October 14, 2016, meeting thousands of people framing the streets of Bangkok, to watch the funeral procession of the king.
Along the way, people crying, holding up photos Bhumibol. Millions of others watched a live television through wet eyes.
4 Facts and Controversies Candidates King of Thailand are ‘quirky’
Before the cremation, the remains of King Bhumibol buried for 100 days in the Temple of the Emerald Buddha (Wat Phra Kaew) located in the complex of the Royal Palace in Bangkok – where people come pay their last respects.
“This is the worst loss of my life,” said one of the mourners, as quoted by the BBC , Saturday (15/08/2016).
Time set for a year of mourning, the flag is flown at half-mast full 30 days, people are asked to dress in black residents, the ‘joy’ such as film screenings, concerts, and sporting event is canceled or postponed.
After that the uncertainty overshadowing Thailand. Especially about the succession.
Tak lama setelah sang raja mangkat, PM Thailand, Prayuth Chan-ocha mengumumkan sang putra mahkota, Maha Vajiralongkorn akan menggantikan duduk di singgasana. Kelak ia akan dinobatkan sebagai Raja Rama X.
Heir to the throne aged 64, was less well known by the people of Thailand. It can hardly be compared with the popularity of King Bhumibol. Maha Vajiralongkorn more often located abroad, mainly in Germany.
However, the Thai royal family is protected by the law of lèse majesté to protect the nobility of humiliation. Non-critical, whoever violated, prison awaits.
In the world outside, news surfaced future king of Thailand is dominated negative news about his lifestyle.
Here are 4 things interesting Maha Vajiralongkorn, the heir to the throne of the world’s richest monarch in the middle in the middle of the conflict engulfing his country:
Maha Vajiralongkorn was born on July 28, 1952, in Bangkok. He was the second son of King Bhumibol and Queen Sirikit. The only male offspring.
The prince was educated at elite schools in England and Australia, also underwent military training in the land of kangaroos, precisely at the Royal Military College.
When he returned to Thailand, he joined the army, became a military pilot. As quoted by Channel News Asia, Vajiralongkorn became interested in learning to fly airplanes in the United States.
Maha Vajiralongkorn was chosen as heir to the throne on 28 December 1972. This means that it has become the crown prince for 44 years.
Maha Vajiralongkorn known married three times. His marriage to his second wife and three ended controversially.
After his second marriage broke up, he broke with his ex-wife and ignore four children resulting from the marriage.
When the military took over the civil power, when people are in the midst of uncertainty, Maha Vajiralongkorn does not exist in his country.
The prince chose to stay in staying in a five-star hotel in rural Hampshire, England.
Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn, Princess Srirasm his wife – now former – and his entourage of 30 people works in a wing of Hotel Tylney Hall in the village of Rotherwick.
Hotel room rate was not cheap, 250 pounds overnight. As for the Duke and Duchess Suites which has a four-poster bed and a whirlpool tub priced at 530 pounds overnight.
The military junta also blocks the British media, MailOnline or the Daily Mail ever reloading the video article lavish party held the crown prince and his wife to celebrate the birthday of their poodle, Foo Foo – who never make a scene the year 2009.
Foo foo instead of a regular dog. Poodle that had the Air Force rank of marshal in Thailand. When his death, he was buried with honor.
The video was filmed in the Royal Palace or the Thai Royal Palace in Bangkok. Shows the princess who appeared almost innocent, wearing only a G-string in front of guests and waiters.
After a divorce from his third wife, known to be associated with Suthida Vajiralongkorn Nu, a former flight attendant.
Both were caught on camera is located at the Munich Airport, Germany, was greeted with a red carpet full respect unfolded.
The prince was only wearing a white tank top, which is not even able to cover the belly. Tattoos – allegedly false – meet the majority back, chest, and arms.
According to the Guardian, the ruling military junta worried about the friendship Crown Prince Vajiralongkorn with former Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra – who was ousted in a coup.
In a message sent US ambassador to Thailand in 2005 – leaked WikiLeaks cited as highly important, Thaksin has long been intertwined (close together) with the future of the crown prince.
Among others in Germany know about the gifts given by Thaksin to the heir to the throne in 2001, is a Maybach, a luxury car for 500 thousand pounds, which was later used as part of a fleet of government vehicles.
The series of fact it also makes the elite want to get rid of the influence of Thaksin. His overwhelming victory in the elections in 2001, followed in Election 2005 is a signal that makes panic among the blue blood.
The coup was launched, to overthrow the billionaire communications. His brother, former Prime Minister Yingluck Shinawatra recently met a similar fate.
Kubu nobility actually more like Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn as successor to the throne. The problem is, she is a woman.
However, in April 2014 and the castle make an important decision that shatter Privy Council where the elite gather. Namely, by appointing Prince Maha Vajiralongkorn as head of a new body within the military, the Government Administrative Security Unit (Royal Administration Security Unit).
In addition, 904 Government Guard corps placed under its control. 904 Royal Guards is an infantry regiment six battalions assigned to escort the royal family since it was founded in 1859.
Granting additional powers to the crown prince is regarded as a way to ward off any dispute relating to the succession. Pave the way to the coronation.
In recent years, the prince is also working to improve its reputation in the eyes of the people of Thailand.
Last year, he led thousands of cyclists on the streets of Bangkok, the two sports event held in honor of his parents.
He portrays himself as a dutiful son and dear to parents.